Sauk County, Wisconsin
|Sauk County, Wisconsin|
Location in the state of Wisconsin
Wisconsin's location in the U.S.
|• Total||848 sq mi (2,197 km2)|
|• Land||838 sq mi (2,169 km2)|
|• Water||11 sq mi (28 km2), 1.27%|
|• Density||74.6/sq mi (28.8/km²)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Sauk County is a county in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. As of 2010, the population was 61,976. Its county seat and largest city is Baraboo. Sauk County is included in the Baraboo Micropolitan Statistical Area and in the Madison Combined Statistical Area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 848 square miles (2,200 km2), of which 838 square miles (2,170 km2) is land and 11 square miles (28 km2) (1.27%) is water. Pewits Nest is located in Sauk County. Sauk Point is the county's highest point. The summit is nestled in the Baraboo bluffs and stands to 1,593 above sea level.
- Interstate 90
- Interstate 94
- U.S. Highway 12
- U.S. Highway 14
- Highway 16 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 58 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 23 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 33 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 60 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 78 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 123 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 130 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 159 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 136 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 154 (Wisconsin)
- Highway 113 (Wisconsin)
- Juneau County - north
- Adams County - northeast
- Columbia County - east
- Dane County - southeast
- Iowa County - south
- Richland County - west
- Vernon County - northwest
|WI Counties 1900-1990|
As of the census of 2000, there were 55,225 people, 21,644 households, and 14,869 families residing in the county. The population density was 66 people per square mile (25/km²). There were 24,297 housing units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.37% White, 0.26% Black or African American, 0.87% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, and 0.64% from two or more races. 1.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 50.7% were of German, 8.5% Irish, 6.5% Norwegian, 6.2% American and 5.9% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 95.5% spoke English, 1.9% Spanish and 1.4% German as their first language. There were 21,644 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 8.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.30% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county, the population was spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.
Three cities, fourteen villages, and twenty-two towns are located in Sauk County.
- Lake Wisconsin (partial)
- Black Hawk
- Crawford Crossing
- Hill Point
- La Rue
- Loddes Mill
- Moon Valley
- Badger Army Ammunition Plant
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Sauk County, Wisconsin
- Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin
- A Sand County Almanac
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "List of Municipalities by Alpha Order," Wisconsin Department of Administration
- Moore, Robert J., “The Civilian Conservation Corps in Sauk County: Devil’s Lake and LaValle,” Wisconsin Magazine of History (Autumn 2011), 95#1 pp 2–15.
- Local Histories of Dane, Portage, Wood, and Sauk Counties, six local histories:
- -----. A Standard History of Sauk County, Wisconsin. 2 vols. 1918.
- Memorial and Biographical Record and Illustrated Compendium of Biography ... of Columbia, Sauk and Adams counties, Wisconsin...
||Vernon County||Juneau County||Adams County|
|Richland County||Columbia County|
|Iowa County||Dane County|